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Lights of Ennis expansion moves forward

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The newly-formed Lights of Ennis committee is moving forward with its plans to revamp and expand the annual Christmas celebration.

Kachina Prairie flourishing

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Local botanists and conservation experts said Friday that February’s controlled burn of the Kachina Prairie has been a resounding success.

EDC to run ‘Lights of Ennis’


Economic Development Coordinator Marty Nelson outlined a plan for the Ennis Economic Development Corporation to take over the annual Lights of Ennis Christmas activities this year — at least temporarily.

Church radio tower denied


The City of Ennis Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals voted Tuesday night to deny a variance to a local preacher looking to build a radio station at 1107 S. Clay St.

City to begin mosquito spraying


The City of Ennis Health Department will begin spraying tonight in order to control a recently ballooning mosquito population.

Organic farming comes natural for Pritchett

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Three years ago Jerry Pritchett and his wife Patty moved up from Round Rock to Ennis to take care of his aging parents. Needing a new means of income he did what came natural.

Farmers Market will be open July 5

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The Ennis Farmers Market, which will be open on Saturday, July 5, is nearing the midway point in what has been a very well received inaugural season.

Commission, school board to meet jointly


The city’s elected officials will hold a rare joint meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Ennis State Bank Event Center.

Tax revenue growing


Sales tax revenues for the city of Ennis are on an upswing according to data released by the Texas State Comptroller’s office and City Manager Chuck Ewings.

City eases water restrictions


The City of Ennis is suspending all water use restrictions in light of recent area rainfall, according to City Manager Chuck Ewings.

Curbside recycling pickup ends


City Manager Chuck Ewings confirmed Friday that the city will no longer pick up recyclables at curbsides after 10 years of participation.

City OKs deal with Gingerbread House

Courtesy photo / The Ellis County Children’s Advocacy Center, or Gingerbread House, is one of the agencies supported by the Greater Ennis United Way.

The Ennis City Commission agreed to enter into a yearly contract with The Gingerbread House on Monday night.

Farmers Market ahead of new laws

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The Ennis Farmers Market won’t be affected by new laws coming into effect this Sunday, as city officials anticipated the new laws when crafting local ordinances.

Commissioners talk Main Street


The director for the Texas Main Street program spoke to the Ennis City Commission on Monday night about the “leap of faith” required for the city to earn recertification in the program.

McCarty hired as market coordinator

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Becky McCarty, former manager of Puddin’s Cafe, has taken the reins of the Ennis Farmers’ Market.

Comprehensive plan presses on


The Ennis City Commission voted to move forward with its planned revision of the city’s comprehensive plan, while a proposal for train quiet zones met with a delay.

Looking back at a storm, one year later

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One year after a category EF-1 tornado ripped through downtown Ennis, Mayor Russell Thomas said new life has sprung up in the storm’s wake.

Commissioner, trustees sworn in


The winners of Saturday’s election were sworn in on their respective boards Tuesday night, with Ward 3 Commissioner Ken Hackney taking his place on the Ennis City Commission while Trustees Kelly McManus and Jennifer Haden joining the Ennis ISD School Board.

City ponders tax hike


City Manager Chuck Ewings floated the idea of a possible sales tax hike during Monday’s city commission meeting.

Gentry tribute event planned

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A memorial monument to Ennis Little League co-founder and former Ennis Daily News publisher Charles Gentry is set for dedication Monday.

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